My hair is getting long again. I have thick, generally bodied hair. This is the look I'm going for:
This is what it usually looks like:
(Actually, I'm not going to show you.
Imagine me in last night's make-up, greasy bangs and hair in a tight bun at the nape of my neck.)
Sometimes my hair looks really great, but not all that often. I do try to do interesting things with it, but I am bobby-pin inept. It may look just like the inspirational photo when I leave for church, but by the time Primary is over, it is a hot mess.
The problem is that I like my hair! I like the color and the warmth on my back. Why is this the problem? I don't have to look at it, except during those getting ready moments in front of the mirror, but my husband does. He would never say anything hurtful, but I think he's getting bored with the bun. He says he wants something above my shoulders, below my chin. (I've done pixie a few times before and I'm pretty sure he doesn't like that on me, though, again, he won't say anything if he thinks it would hurt me.)
I wouldn't really mind cutting my hair because I do like change, and hair is such an easy change, except for one major situation: I am entering my fat stage.
Some of you luckies gain weight on only certain areas (bottom, belly, legs, etc), but when I gain weight, it goes to my face. I've already gained 20 pounds and probably have another 30 to go. I used to worry and struggle with this; now I just know it is part of the way my body makes babies. That understanding and acceptances doesn't make me feel any cuter! I still feel round-faced and double-chinned.
Long hair is supposed to elongate. This is the time I need elongation.
So, I'm stuck. What do you think I should do?
Totally unrelated, but pertinent because it is December 1st, here is a link to my advent if you are interested.